Thursday, October 28, 2010
Slippers of India
Handmade shoes, slippers and sandals are popular in Indian Bazaars. Traditional cobblers stitch the shoes using leather and fabric. These were created by 5th grade students using painted paper, metallic markers and yarn for tassels.
1. Students folded their painted paper, drew and cut out shoes on a fold, to create a symmetrical pair of slippers. (I had some patterns of shoes made if they wanted to use them -as always some use them some don't)
2. Students made an oval to represent the center of the shoe then added very small designs on their shoes. Students used Prang metallic markers and black sharpies to trace over their designs.
1.They chose a background paper that complimented their shoes then added more symmetrical designs to the borders. Lastly, students could use yarn to make tassels or glue down pom-poms to complete the look.
We had a pair of shoes given to us that were purchased and worn in India. The students love seeing original items from the country we study then take that inspiration and knowledge and apply to their projects.